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23Feb 21
Andrew Gunther

Andrew Gunther

It is with huge sadness that we share the loss of A Greener World’s Executive Director, Andrew Gunther, who passed away suddenly on Friday, 19 February. This tragic loss is devastating for the Gunther family, the entire AGW team, and all those working toward a sustainable food and farming future. We will share details on Andrew’s legacy and arrangements in the coming days. Andrew was a pioneering British farmer who spent his formative years in Wiltshire, UK. With agricultural backgrounds,…

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05Feb 21
Boschrivier Farm farm profile

Boschrivier Farm — Wittedrift, Western Cape

Hannes and Nicky du Plessis, along with Gerhard and Maggie Steyn, raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) pigs and laying hens at Boschrivier Farm in Wittedrift, Western Cape. Boschrivier Farm is situated in the Wittedrift valley, just outside Plettenberg Bay, which was historically a floodplain. The farm has deep fertile soils and is made up of species-rich grass pasture surrounded by tree bands and thicket, with rain throughout the year and a stream flowing across the…

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25Jan 21
Staying Safe blog

Staying Safe

An invader is detected and deemed dangerous. Evidence is delivered to multiple locations, where it will first be used to identify the foreign agent’s unique weaknesses; then to design and manufacture special weapons to exploit those weaknesses. The weapons are designed to work within the conditions and constraints of the location being infiltrated, effectively targeting the invader while avoiding collateral damage. As supplies increase and weapons are deployed, the invader is disabled, captured and finally removed. But the story does…

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22Jan 21
At The Crossroads blog

At The Crossroads

The COVID lockdown and movement restrictions in South Africa have undoubtedly hastened the evolution of consumers reconnecting with the origin of their food—and those who produce it. Throughout 2020, more and more people began using online food platforms, choosing to source food directly from farmers and growers. Unfortunately, once the movement restrictions were eased, most people soon returned to the old habits of ‘convenience’ shopping at the supermarkets. I say ‘most’, because the seeds of change were undoubtedly sown. New…

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14Jan 21

Certified Regenerative by AGW Pilot Farms Selected

Following the recent launch of our newest label, Certified Regenerative by A Greener World (AGW), we are thrilled to select over 50 farms to join the programme’s pilot phase. Building on our successful family of leading labels, the new certification will provide a whole-farm assurance of sustainability, measuring benefits for soil, water, air, biodiversity, infrastructure, animal welfare and social responsibility. Key features of the programme include transparent, rigorous standards; high animal welfare; a holistic, farmer-led approach; early and broad access to regenerative markets;…

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